Up for review is the Diesel Unlimited which was released at IPCPR 2010 and is blended by A.J. Fernandez.
The Honduran wrapper is a very oily dark brown color with a few small, but visible, veins.
It is a bit spongy feeling but this big ring gauge cigar is heavy! I chose to punch it and the draw is perfect – not too tight or loose.
These cigars smell amazing! A pungent earthy and sweet smell – you can smell them as soon as you remove the celophane!
I lit it up and it got off to a great start in the first third. It has a buttery pepper flavor followed by a spicy and sweet finish that lingers. The unlimited is full bodied right off the bat. I can also tell that it packs a significant nicotine punch, so I had batter be careful or it will kick my ass.
Surprisingly, the second third actually mellows out a bit but it remains full bodied. The flavors are buttery and creamy with a really spicy and peppery finish. The burn is staying very even, but the dark gray ash is actually falling off a bit early. After dropping a couple of ash bombs in my lap, I began knocking the ashes off of my Unlimiteds off after every inch or so. I have no explanation for this as the cigars seem perfectly rolled.
The final third is dominated by very rich earthy flavor and that spicy sweet finish is still here! I also taste what I think is a rum flavor. The construction has been perfect and it is producing a whole lot of sweet smelling smoke! This cigar lasts for over an hour and a half – this is just the robusto size!
Overall, the Diesel Unlimited is a knockout cigar! It produces a ton of fairly complex and rich smoke. I think this will put the novice cigar enthusiast on his/her butt due to the strength and long lasting vitolas. Take this cigar slow, if you smoke it too fast it will become bitter. If you are looking for a full bodied and full flavored cigar for under $4, then you have found it! I think this cigar is one of the best values on the market today! That makes this one of my highest rated cigars yet.
Flavor and Taste: 18/20
Would I buy a Box: 5/5